Eleanor Rose (Gasbarro) Polito, 87, of Vandergrift, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights.
A daughter of the late Patsy Gasbarro and Maria (Rocci) Gasbarro, she was born on August 12, 1932 in Harrison Township, PA.
Eleanor had been employed in the Human Resources Dept. at the Unemployment Office in Vandergrift before retirement. She was a member of Christ the King Parish in Gilpin Township. Eleanor greatly enjoyed spending her time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her son, Joseph Polito (Kim) of Crestline, OH; her daughter, Karen L. Dykes of Export; five grandchildren, Anthony J. Polito (Natalie), Dominic V. Polito, Jared D. Dykes, Jake A. Dykes, Jamilyn N. Dykes; two great-grandsons, Asher J. and Victor J. Polito; a brother, Anthony Gasbarro of Tarentum; a sister, Diana Selvaggi of Langhorne, PA; a sister-in-law, Carole Jean Plansinis of Pittsburgh; two very special angels here on Earth, nieces Judy Yount and Donna Shamburg. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph D. Polito in October 2009; a son-in-law, John C. Dykes in December 2013; and numerous brothers and sisters.
The Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051) is assisting the Polito family with private funeral arrangements including interment at Greenwood Memorial Park in Lower Burrell. At a later date, a Celebration of Life will be held at the convenience of the family.
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